Chartered hallmark has to be earnedOn 10 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article It’s good news that individual chartered status could be on the way for fullmembers of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) –particularly at a time when the quest to build a stronger platform for theprofession is paramount. This is another building block towards improvedrecognition and must be welcomed. From October this year, full CIPD members will be able to use individualchartered status as a mark of their professionalism and reinforce the messagethat they have reached an externally verified set of standards. The Privy Council still has to approve this change but this is just aformality, The CIPD is honouring the commitment it made three years ago when itpromised to push for the individual chartered title when the time was right. One key component of the individual charter is a commitment to continuingprofessional development (CPD). Such a shift will not be without its pressures as the CIPD will need toencourage wider take-up of CPD and provide evidence that it is happening amongmembers by regular random monitoring. If chartered status is to have long-term value and mean something, theremust also be ongoing confidence in the quality of practitioners emerging fromthe qualification process. Understanding the theory of people management andapplying it well in practice is one thing, but business acumen has to be anessential part of the mix. Some employers continue to complain that this is notalways the case. Inevitably, you will react differently to the individual chartered statusaccording to your personal situation and your own level of affinity with theCIPD. One wonders how interested and informed the majority of full members reallyare in such detail when more than half the 35,000 eligible to vote failed toengage at all with the election. The institute insists this was a greatturnout, with online voting being particularly high at 15 per cent. But this is a time to celebrate not to bleat. The proof of the pudding willnot be about image, it will boil down to individuals delivering positiveoutcomes for business. The CIPD and its members now face a major challengetogether – to live up to this hallmark and exceed everyone’s expectations. By Jane King, editor Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.